Inter Milan Schools Barcelona In The Art Of Defending
Inter Milan Schools Barcelona In The Art Of Defending

Football is all about goals. That’s the cliché anyway, and it’s obviously true. Goals win games. But while this remains true, football is also about the art of defending. Defending is the less glamorous brother of attacking; the more dour, less flash relation. Some fans don’t really appreciate defending, but […]

Why Nearly Everyone is a Tottenham Hotspur Supporter
Why Nearly Everyone is a Tottenham Hotspur Supporter

Any club in the world that currently employees a top class player and wants to keep hold of him will for the next couple of weeks be avid Spurs supporters. Currently the north Londoners hold a two point lead over Manchester City with four games to play. Should that be […]

Why Arsenal's Season Has Not Been A Failure
Why Arsenal's Season Has Not Been A Failure

So it looks as though that’s it for another year for Arsenal. Another trophy-less season. Wenger’s admirable faith in his side may have been slightly misplaced after all. They’re not far away from being winners but not close enough. But does it really matter? You’ll read and hear a lot […]

Who Wants To Be A Football Manager?
Who Wants To Be A Football Manager?

The pleasures of playing football are easy enough to understand. It’s a great sport and if you’re any good you get a shed load of cash, the sexual attentions of fake blonde women, and a mock Tudor house full of 132″ plasma TVs. There’s nothing not to like about being […]

Eriksson Gets Another Chance To Prove British Media Wrong
Eriksson Gets Another Chance To Prove British Media Wrong

You’ve got to hand it Sven Goran Eriksson. He gets some good gigs. His latest as boss of Ivory Coast for the World Cup will see him once again perform on the highest stage of all and, whisper it quietly, he might do really, really well. Ivory Coast is possibly […]

The Football Association Does F*** A**
The Football Association Does F*** A**

If you are the CEO of a company, you expect to have most if not all the power to make decisions. It’s down to you to drive the business, to solve problems and delegate where necessary. You’re in charge and you have the power to hire and fire. However, the […]

Ancelotti Outclassed By Mourinho In Battle Of Stamford Bridge
Ancelotti Outclassed By Mourinho In Battle Of Stamford Bridge

Proponents of the notion that the Premier League is the best in the world – an oft repeated mantra – might want to shut up for once and take a look at the Champions League this year. For the past few years, English clubs have dominated the latter stages, now […]

Is the Premier League The Best In The World?
Is the Premier League The Best In The World?

After a Champions League week in which both Arsenal and United cruised through, the media in UK goes overboard. There are rarely any shades of grey in press coverage here. You’re a hero or a zero and that’s pretty much it. At the moment you’d think Rooney had actually invented […]

England's Weaknesses Exposed In 3-1 Win Against Egypt
England's Weaknesses Exposed In 3-1 Win Against Egypt

Having watched virtually every England game for over 40 years now its odd how little changes. We rarely put on a virtuoso display and we usually come away feeling as though we really should play better. Even when we do play well, many fans will be quick to point out […]

Jose Mourinho: Why We Love The Man
Jose Mourinho: Why We Love The Man

Jose. What a man. He patrols the touchline, immaculately dressed part drama queen, part coach. Watching Inter Milan on TV is essential viewing, less for the football than for the Jose show. Love or loath him, he is compulsive viewing. It’s a no-holds barred exercise in facial expressions and physical […]

Why I'll Be Cheering For Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool This Week
Why I'll Be Cheering For Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool This Week

Watching European football has always had an exotic element for us in Britain. In the 60s and 70s, abroad was a long way away. The world seemed much bigger and the visit of a team from Italy, Germany or Albania was like a visit from another football planet. We hadn’t […]

Man City Got The Right Man With Adam Johnson Signing
Man City Got The Right Man With Adam Johnson Signing

If you hadn’t been paying attention to Middlesbrough last season or the first half of the current campaign in the Championship – and let’s face it – most people don’t pay much attention to Middlesbrough – you won’t have seen how good Adam Johnson is. A graduate of Middlesbrough’s fantastic […]

Why Wayne Bridge Needs To Grow Up After John Terry Episode
Why Wayne Bridge Needs To Grow Up After John Terry Episode

Not many think Capello has made the wrong decision to strip Terry of the England captaincy. But I think its an awful decison. I’m not concerned with Terry in the slightest, nor Bridge. But as soon as you start making decisions because there’s a media howl so to do, you […]

John Terry Scandal May Help England, Not Hurt Them
John Terry Scandal May Help England, Not Hurt Them

There are few worse sights in life than the British public led by a feral media into a moral uproar. I mistrust the morality of the mob. I heard one fan saying he wouldn’t want a man like Terry holding up the World Cup or England. Do me a favour, […]

West Ham United Owners Aim To Take Hammers To New Highs
West Ham United Owners Aim To Take Hammers To New Highs

Pornography isn’t everyone’s cup of meat. However, it’s all around us. You are currently two clicks away from watching as much hot lovin’ as your body can stand. Quite whether this is a good thing or a deeply immoral thing, is open to debate. A mass debate, perhaps. However, one […]

Does Manchester City Have The Self Belief To Be Cup Winners?
Does Manchester City Have The Self Belief To Be Cup Winners?

It’s probably not often that Manchester City and Prince get mentioned in the same sentence. I doubt the little funky fella spends much time pondering events at Eastlands or writing songs inspired by Micah Richards. However, we can look to his hit, Little Red Corvette to inform us about the […]

Frank Lampard, Hooligans and a Muffin
Frank Lampard, Hooligans and a Muffin

Ask most American’s what Britain is famous for and you’ll invariably get the same answers. Bad teeth, The Beatles, The Queen, Benny Hill and Are You Being Served and the muffin – which is a bizarre sexual practise we are all obliged by law to indulge in on the Isles. […]